In partnership with the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation and Angell Foundation, the Lenfest Ocean Program is supporting Marine Biodiversity Dialogues II, an expert task force led by Dr. Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Institution, Gabrielle Canonico, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, and Dr. Steven Scyphers, University of South Alabama, to explore and synthesize how diverse marine species and habitats in U.S. waters work together to support ecosystem function and resilience.
On September 7th and 14th, we held a two-part webinar series that dove into the effects of climate change on our oceans. In these sessions, research teams from around the globe presented their newly funded work aimed at managing marine protected areas (MPAs) in a changing ocean. Through collaborative efforts, these experts aim to fill critical knowledge gaps and provide valuable insights into the challenges faced by MPAs in adapting to climate change.
Cross Currents discusses the ongoing and completed results of research projects the Lenfest Ocean Program has supported over the past 15 years. These nearly 100 projects have helped connect science with marine policy and management.
The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world's oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.
The astounding array of biodiversity in our oceans are at the heart of ecosystem health, sustaining the economic vitality and wellbeing of coastal communities and providing a host of benefits we all enjoy.